Visit Athens GA is highlighting the destination’s vibrant culinary scene with its fourth-annual Athens Restaurant Week, taking place July 8-14, 2024. During this week-long event, participating restaurants and breweries will offer special prix-fixe menus, beer flights and sweet treats, allowing diners to enjoy signature dishes at special prices.

“This year’s Athens Restaurant Week is especially exciting after a truly incredible year for our dining scene, from new restaurants opening in Athens to award nominations,” said Katie Williams, Director of the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, this event promises a delightful and delicious exploration of Athens’ diverse food scene. From comforting soul food and irresistible Mexican delicacies to innovative international dishes, it’s a fantastic opportunity to support our local businesses.”

Participating restaurants will feature their own prix-fixe menus of two or more courses at special prices throughout the week. Diners can grab a bite at their favorite restaurant or try out one they’ve never been to before, all at reduced prices.

Just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens has acclaimed dining options complete with a blend of eclectic Southern charm and vibrant creative energy. The Classic City has become a paradise for food enthusiasts, independent restaurants, renowned breweries and award-winning chefs introducing fresh concepts each year. Many of these notable restaurants will be in this year’s Athens Restaurant Week, including Puma Yu’s, whose Chef Pete Amadhairundr was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards, as well as local favorites such as Big City Bread Café, Hendershots, The Expat and The National.

In addition to the Classic City’s featured restaurants, Athens is known for its award-winning craft beer scene. Hop-on, hop-off trolley tours take visitors through the popular Athens Beer Trail featuring Athens’ six acclaimed breweries, including Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Athentic BrewingNormaltown Brewing Company and Southern Brewing Company, which are participating in Athens Restaurant Week.

To see a complete list of participating restaurants and breweries, please visit HERE. Corresponding images can be found HERE


About Visit Athens GA

Visit Athens GA is the official destination marketing organization for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. We engage the creative energy of Athens to activate curiosity, inspire experience, and advance our community’s quality of life and economic opportunity for all. We increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, groups, and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism works for Athens, contributing $435 million in spending and putting more than 4,400 people to work. Visitors generated $31.5 million in local and state tax revenue, which is equivalent to $600 in tax savings for every household (calendar year 2022.)


About Athens, GA

Just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, the college town of Athens is a cultural hub of creative energy. The vibe comes from a robust visual and performing arts scene, live music almost every night of the week, amazing food and beverage offerings and innovative creators. Across Broad Street from the excitement of downtown is the historic North Campus of the University of Georgia, the birthplace of public higher education in America. Visitors love to stroll through the grounds of the state’s botanical garden and galleries of the official art museum of Georgia. Athens, Georgia, is always open to new experiences. For more information, visit


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